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When it comes to artificial intelligence in the legal industry, the number of platform options are soaring with almost 70 companies focused on creating AI-enabled legal technology solutions, according to a LawGeex report. It’s also clear that firms and other businesses will want to evaluate and invest in multiple AI platforms to solve different problems, […]

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Benefits and perils of permanent health schemes in employment contracts

In the recent case of Awan v. ICTS UK Ltd [2018] 11WLUK 385 (Simler J, President) the EAT confirmed and strengthened previous decisions (Aspden v. Webbs Poultry [1996] IRLR 251, Briscoe v. Lubrizol Ltd[2002] IRLR 607, amongst others) To the effect that a term will be implied into contracts of employment that “once the employee has become entitled to […]

Canadian securities regulators concern on problematic promotional activities by issuers

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By Courtney Rothery, Robyn Waller Imprisonment fears have been allayed for arbitrators and party-appointed experts involved in UAE-seated arbitrations following the latest amendments to Article 257 of the UAE Penal Code. THE PREVIOUS WORDING OF ARTICLE 257 OF THE UAE PENAL CODE In October 2016 arbitrators and party-appointed experts involved in UAE-seated arbitrations (who may or may not […]

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DAC Beachcroft has announced revenues of £188.2m for the financial year 2012/13, up by 14 per cent from £164.8m in the audited accounts for 2011/12. The rise means that, unlike last year, the firm is now reporting turnover exceeding the combined revenues that the legacy firms Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC) and Beachcroft reported in 2010/11. […]

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HFW turnover rises 14 per cent to £141m

Holman Fenwick Willan has posted a 13.8 per cent increase in its 2012/13 turnover to £141m from £123.9m in 2011/12. HFW’s net profit also jumped by 17 per cent to £38m from £32.4m in the previous year. Average profit per equity partner (PEP), however, only climbed by one per cent from £525,000 to £530,000. The […]

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Shakespeares: Much ado about mergers

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Ince & Co turnover inches up to £93.2m

Ince & Co has posted a 1.7 per cent increase in its 2012/13 turnover from £91.6m to £93.2m. The firm’s revenue growth has slowed compared to 2011/12, which saw its turnover increase by six per cent to £91.6m from £86.2m in 2010/11. Ince & Co saw minimal changes in its lawyer and partner head counts […]

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